President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, said that Iran which has stood by Syria in the past, will remain so in the future, adding his country is determined to support the Syrian people and the resistance axis.
The Iranian president added in an interveiew given to SANA and Syria TV braodcast on Friday that the Syrian stance is correct, since Syria, despite the threats and sanctions against it, opposes the powers of universal evil to achieve justice and peace.
President Raisi pointed out that the Americans occupied some areas in Syria to loot its resources in an attempt to achieve their goals that they failed to achieve through terrorism, but the resistance of the Syrian people will defeat their plots, and victory will be Syria’s ally in the end.
Raisi stressed that the solution to the concerns of Syria’s neighboring countries is the return of all Syrian lands to the sovereignty of the state, stressing that there should be no Turkish forces on any part of the Syrian territory.
On the Iranian-syrian relations, Raisi said “After the victory of the Islamic revolution in Iran, Syrian-Iranian relations witnessed a new shape. The stances of the founding leader Hafez al-Assad were distinguished towards the Palestinian cause and the resistance front, since he has often declared his support for the resistance axis, his stnces are fair and strong against the Zionist entity, and these positions continue during the era of President Bashar al-Assad,”.
Raisi added that Syria is at the forefront of the countries of resistance and it stood clearly and strongly against Zionist greed, ambitions and aggressions, and assumed a prominent stance in this alliance, cooperating with everyone who stands against the Zionist entity, and as long as President Assad affirmed these stances , we found in Iran that standing against the entity Zionism, and supporting the Palestinian people has become the first issue of Iranian foreign policy, as His Eminence Imam Khomeini declared that the Palestinian issue is the first issue of the Islamic world, and the issue of liberating Al-Quds Al-Sharif always has the priority.
The President went on to say that relations between Syria and Iran were steadily developing, as the axis of evil, led by the Zionist entity and the United States, weaved various conspiracies against Syria, and the question is how were terror groups established, how were they been supported, and who facilitated their access to Syria? I want to rely on the statements of the Americans themselves. One of the candidates for the American elections said: “We are the ones who created ISIS”, a clear American recognition, so how do they claim that they want to fight ISIS? Their contradiction is clear. They created ISIS and the takfiri groups, and they alleged that they want to fight it.
Raisi affirmed that Syria stands against the forces of global evil in order to achieve justice and peace. We are in Iran and under the leadership of Imam Khamenei insists on standing by the Syrian people and constantly supporting the axis of resistance.
” Syria is not a poor country but a rich one with its people, agriculture , and underground resources , it can witness a huge economic growth as the Americans occupied some regions in Syria because of Syria’s resources and blundering them in front of the whole world,” the President said, adding that the US and some western countries allied with Zionist entity will not be able to weaken Syrian military so they are trying to weaken it from the sides of economy, and economic blockade , no doubt that they will be defeated through the resistance of Syrian people as the victory will be the ally of Syrians at the end.”
Raisi affirmed “We witnessed in Iran threats and sanctions, but that didn’t weak our strength and not succeed to weaken us , this is not only from our point of view; rather it is the point of view of White House which announced that this policy has failed in Iran , and we transferred these threats and sanctions to a chance for us.”
He affirmed that Syria has resisted the war and sedition launched by the US and Israel during the past 12 years, and today the conditions become different in the sense that a lot of countries which have been imposing restrictions on the country changed their stances, which means that the Resistance has won.
On the Iranian-Saudi relations, Raisi said that the two countries are large and the return of relations between them will change balances in the region and regulate them, and the Islamic peoples in the region go towards supporting the resistance and justice.
As for Syria-Turkey relations, Raisi said that his country has affirmed that all Syrian territory should return to the Syrian State; and the Syrian government has to establish its control on all the lands, after that, security would return to the border region.
“There should not be any presence of Turkish troops in any Syrian territory,” President Raisi added.